DE NATURA LUMINIS

De Natura Luminis

Up to now, De Natura Luminis is the only digital drawing I have created.
Although I had already created several digital works, one way or another I never got really into digital. Perhaps because, compared to my works in traditional media, these works were always finished the day I started them, and I missed the intensity and satisfaction of the long hours of work? On the other hand, digital has the huge advantage of being able to work with layers that can even be blended together in different ways. So I decided to try and create a traditional looking artwork in a digital way, with Photoshop and a Wacom pen. It was the best way for me to see how far I could go. Because I felt a bit uncertain to start improvising, I decided I wanted some guidance, so I chose to redo my Labyrinth X pencil drawing. So, with a 1 pixel brush I started to fill a 3000x5000 pixel surface...
I underestimated the size and the work involved: compared with the size of my .3mm pencil tip, this would be a drawing of about 1 x 1,618 meters, which is about nine times as large a surface as a large-sized pencil drawing is. I finally managed to finish it, and I must say I am quite happy with it, but, although I do want to create more digital work, I don't feel like repeating this experience.

The title is a variant on Krzystof Penderecki's De Natura Sonoris, which I like, the first one a little better than the second one. But the music that goes best with this work is Gyorgy Ligeti's Atmospheres.

WORK IN PROGRESS

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